White House task force members on self-quarantine

Three members of the White House coronavirus task force are self-isolating for two weeks after probable subjection to the pandemic.

Dr Anthony Fauci, who has become the leading face of the fight against the corona virus in the US, is one of those who will go into quarantine.

According to BBC, his agency, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said he was at “relatively low risk” due to the level of his exposure.

Dr Fauci has tested negative.

*The 79-year-old will work from home for the time being and will be regularly tested, the institute said.

Her pinpointing came after a manservant for US President Donald Trump was also confirmed to have the illness.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Dr Robert Redfield and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner Stephen Hahn are also on self-quarantine

*In a statement, the CDC said Dr Redfield, 68, had no symptoms and was not feeling unwell, but would also be teleworking for two weeks after “low risk exposure” to someone at the White House. It is unclear who this person is.*

And an FDA spokesman told Reuters news agency on Friday that 60-year-old Stephen Hahn was also on self-quarantine. The result of the test turns out negative, the spokesman said.

Source___BBC News

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